Thompson and Lopez Win at Illiana Invite
The Crimson Wave men’s track team competed in the Illiana Invitational at Lewis University over the weekend. Overall, the men would finish 5th out of nine schools with 66 points.
There were some strong performances from CCSJ. Phillip Thompson finished first in the triple jump as he went for 14.0m. Hector Lopez finished first in the 5000m with a time of 15:34.67. Matt Stewart finished third in the high jump with 1.99m.
Joseph Curtis finished 6th and 8th in the 200m and 55m respectively. Aaron Murray finished 2nd in the 400m and Nick Barango finished 3rd in the 600m.
“I am extremely proud of how our Men’s team performed. We came out strong on our first big meet of the season with a handful of top 5 finishes, personal records, and a national qualifying mark. We set a good bar for where we are at in our training and are very excited for the rest of this season,” said Coach Luehrs.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on January 24th when they compete in the Greyhound Classic.
Stewart Wins High Jump at CCAC Championship
The Crimson Wave men’s track team competed in the CCAC Championship in Bourbonnais, Illinois over the weekend.
The event was highlighted by Matt Stewart as he won the high jump as he went for 1.95m. Brendan Shanks was the runner up in the 400m hurdles with a time of 58.22 and he also finished 3rd in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.93. Joey Curtis placed 5th in the 100m dash with a time of 11.75. Kevin Dix placed 15th in the 200m dash with a time of 25:07. Brayan Elias ran the 800m dash in 2:04.52 which was good enough for 13th. Michael Pajdzik placed 11th in the hammer throw as he threw it 30.80m.
“We didn’t have the finish we were hoping for this weekend but still have a lot to be happy about. Matt Stewart continued his wonderful freshman season winning the high jump to become the first CCSJ athlete to be named All-Conference his freshman year in program’s history. Brendon Shanks had a great meet as well finishing runner up in the 400 hurdles and 3rd place in the 110 Hurdles. All of our points we scored at conference were underclassmen. We have a talented recruiting class coming in next year and the future is very bright for the Crimson Wave program,” said Coach Paterson.
CCSJ’s Matt Stewart will compete in the Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Illinois on Friday May 9th.
Track Competes at Gina Relay's
The Crimson Wave men’s track team competed in the Gina Relay’s over the weekend. There was some great competition at the event that included schools such as Notre Dame University, IPFW, Central Michigan, and Ferris State.
Matt Stewart finished 17th in the high jump as he went for 1.84m. Nick Barango made his season debut in the 400m as he finished 34th overall with a time of 54.15. Fernando Perez also ran the 400m and finished 37th with a time of 55.81. Brendan Shanks finished 11th overall in the 400m hurdles with a time of 58.86. Tim Miller finished 11th in the javelin throw with a distance of 37.99m.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on Friday and Saturday as they compete in the CCAC Championship in Bourbonnais, Illinois.